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Sitta formosa (Beautiful Nuthatch)

Wikipedia Abstract

The beautiful nuthatch (Sitta formosa, sometimes called Callisitta formosa), is a bird species in the family Sittidae. It is a large nuthatch, measuring 16.5 cm (6.5 in) in length, that is not sexually dimorphic. Its coloration and markings are dramatic, the upper parts being black and azure, streaked with white and pale blue on the head and lined with the same colors on the wing feathers. The underparts are orange, and the eyebrow and throat are ochre.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
8
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
50
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.26121
EDGE Score: 3.49787

Attributes

Clutch Size [1]  5

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Afghan Mountains semi-desert Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Alashan Plateau semi-desert China, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Chin Hills-Arakan Yoma montane forests Myanmar, India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests India, Nepal Indo-Malayan Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Emin Valley steppe China, Kazakstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Ghorat-Hazarajat alpine meadow Afghanistan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Gissaro-Alai open woodlands Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kayah-Karen montane rain forests Myanmar, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Luang Prabang montane rain forests Laos, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Meghalaya subtropical forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mizoram-Manipur-Kachin rain forests Myanmar, India, Bangladesh Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mongolian-Manchurian grassland China, Mongolia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Northeast China Plain deciduous forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Northeast India-Myanmar pine forests India, Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Northern Annamites rain forests Laos, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Indochina subtropical forests China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Triangle subtropical forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Triangle temperate forests Myanmar Indo-Malayan Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southern Annamites montane rain forests Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tian Shan foothill arid steppe China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Tian Shan montane conifer forests China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Tian Shan montane steppe and meadows China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Buxa Tiger Reserve Sanctuary IV 23685 West Bengal, India  
Doi Pha Hom Pok Watershed Area National Park II 133848 Thailand  
Naga Hills Game Reserve   Myanmar      
Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area VI 878205 Laos  
Nam Xam National Biodiversity Conservation Area VI 186111 Laos  
Phou Loey National Biodiversity Conservation Area VI 376767 Laos  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Buxa Tiger Reserve (National Park) India A1, A2
Chaglagaum: Denning: Walong India A1, A2
Chayang Tajo: Khenewa: Lada India A1, A2
Deothang / Narphang / Samdrup Jongkhar Bhutan A1, A2, A3
Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary India A1, A2
Dichu Reserve Forest India A1, A2
Doi Phu Kha Thailand A1, A3
Dombang Valley: Lachung: Lema: Tsungthang India A1, A2, A3
Du Gia Vietnam A1, A3
Eaglenest and Sessa Sanctuaries India A1, A2
Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary: Himalayan Zoological Park: Ratey Chu Reserve Forest India A1, A2, A3
Fan Si Pan Vietnam A1, A2, A3
Hkakabo Razi National Park Myanmar A1, A3, A4i
Hponkan Razi Wildlife Sanctuary Myanmar A1, A2, A3, A4i
Huanglian Shan Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A3
Jatinga India A1, A4iv
Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park Bhutan A1, A2, A3
Lava: Neora Valley National Park India A1, A2, A3
Lowland forests of South Sikkim (Melli-Baguwa-Kitam, Jorethang-Namchi, Sombarey) India A1, A2, A3
Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary: Tendong Reserve Forest India A1, A2, A3
Magu Thingbu India A1, A2, A3
Mechuka: Monigong: Jorgging India A1, A2
Mouling National Park India A1, A2
Nacho: Limeking: Taksing: Majha India A1, A2
Nafra: Lada area India A1, A2
Nakai-Nam Theun Laos A1, A2, A3
Nam Xam Laos A1, A3
Namdapha: Kamlang India A1, A2
Namsangmukh: Borduria India A1, A2
Phou Louey Laos A1, A3
Royal Manas National Park Bhutan A1, A2, A3
Shergaon, Mandla: Phudung and Kalaktang India A1, A2
Singhalila National Park India A1, A2
Taley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary India A1, A2
Tay Con Linh Vietnam A1, A2, A3
Thrumsing La National Park Bhutan A1, A2, A3
Upper Dihing (West) Complex India A1, A2
Van Ban Vietnam A1, A2, A3
Zemithang: Nelya India A1, A2

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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